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The science of clinical practice: disease diagnosis or patient prognosis? Evidence about “what is likely to happen” should shape clinical practice

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, January 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (83rd percentile)

Mentioned by

blogs
1 blog
twitter
121 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages

Citations

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203 Mendeley
Title
The science of clinical practice: disease diagnosis or patient prognosis? Evidence about “what is likely to happen” should shape clinical practice
Published in
BMC Medicine, January 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12916-014-0265-4
Pubmed ID
Authors

Peter Croft, Douglas G Altman, Jonathan J Deeks, Kate M Dunn, Alastair D Hay, Harry Hemingway, Linda LeResche, George Peat, Pablo Perel, Steffen E Petersen, Richard D Riley, Ian Roberts, Michael Sharpe, Richard J Stevens, Danielle A Van Der Windt, Michael Von Korff, Adam Timmis

Abstract

Diagnosis is the traditional basis for decision-making in clinical practice. Evidence is often lacking about future benefits and harms of these decisions for patients diagnosed with and without disease. We propose that a model of clinical practice focused on patient prognosis and predicting the likelihood of future outcomes may be more useful.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 4 2%
United States 2 <1%
Sri Lanka 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 190 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 38 19%
Student > Master 34 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 30 15%
Other 22 11%
Student > Bachelor 16 8%
Other 50 25%
Unknown 13 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 99 49%
Nursing and Health Professions 22 11%
Computer Science 12 6%
Social Sciences 8 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 3%
Other 27 13%
Unknown 28 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 77. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 February 2020.
All research outputs
#248,987
of 14,539,092 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#218
of 2,264 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,243
of 282,826 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#2
of 12 outputs
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